Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Back in 2000, we had a year that I thought would top all years. I won't bore you with the details, just suffice it to say that it was full of lots of firsts, big decisions and things that have changed the landscape of our family today. Evidently these big years tend to cycle through and we are finishing yet another one of those years. I know that many of you have been saddened by my lack of blogging (ok, maybe that is an exaggeration but you couple of people can stop bugging me about it...)but I am hopeful that I will be doing a better job soon. After 7 years of homeschooling some or all of my kids, I sent the oldest 4 off to school today and Caleb will be following them in a few days. Our family has been stretched quite thin with commitments that were not always ours to make (yes, some were) but have all piled onto us in a pretty dramatic way. Ken and I are praying that we will, in the next few months, see some sense of normalcy come back to our chaos (as normal as a family of 7 can be :) ) I am realistic that my time will continue to not always be my own but that the expectations of it will be a bit more realistic. Feel free to pray for us as we make another transition year and I will do my best to get pictures up soon!